Today’s card is part of an instagram hop for the Color for Ukraine Fundraiser – a charity event in support of Ukrainians! The war continues and it is important that we continue to help! All profits from the sale of all Sketchmarker products on both Ellen Hutson LLC and Sketchmarker between August 5-7, 2022, will go to support the people of the Ukraine.
There will be a FREE digital coloring book (designed by Ukrainian artists Nika and Vera) with all purchases of Sketchmarker product orders over $25 OR purchase the Coloring Book separately. One of the images is featured in my card below.
Also, if you decide to visit the instagram hop – we have a GIVEAWAY – a Sketchmarker Brush Pro Marker Set of 96 markers which costs over $500! Every valid comment on IG and TikTok posts is an entry in this RANDOM selection giveaway. We are grateful for your support of our artists – leave a nice comment supporting our artists and share this post to spread the word about our charity event!
The card I’m sharing over on my instagram for this hop features the large sunflower cluster for a 5×7 card. I thought this was a gorgeous image and wanted to also feature the Sketchmarkers. Admittedly, I didn’t have any of these markers prior to the hop but from using them, I really like them and think they are comparable to copic markers. They are alcohol markers with a chisel and brush tip. The brush tip was nice and worked really well for flicking and coloring.
For this particular card, my coloring is quite simple as I wanted to showcase the fact that you don’t need a ton of markers to color up an image. In this card, I used a total of 5 markers along with a white pen. For the sunflowers, I just flicked the one color on the top and bottom of the petals. For the middle, I dotted two colors to create some dimension.
Because I’m using white space to create that dimension on the flowers, I wanted to create a dark background and just inked up the entire black using a black marker and then dotted on stars with a white pen. It’s a cool effect to create when you really want something to pop!
Remember to stop by instagram or tiktok for a chance to win the Sketchmarker Brush set! And heres a quick video of how I colored this and put it together.
Welcome to the weekend crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring the Ellen Hutson‘s new release stamp sets named, Pressing Thoughts. It’s a very simple floral set but perfect for lots of occasions. I shared a previous card that used the large floral as the main feature on the card (blog post for that card here).
For the background, I chose to use a piece of white cardstock and cut out a circle using Hero Arts’ Infinity Circles. Using the circle cut out, I arranged the floral images to create a rainbow wreath. I used the same distress inks to ink up a strip of all the colors and trimmed it down to a quarter of an inch and placed in on the top and the bottom of the card.
For the background, I used wanted to tie in the same purple colors so I die cut some stripes of white cardstock using Mama Elephant’s Quick Stripes and used the same copic markers to color them up. I decided I wanted some contrast so I cut down a strip of kraft cardstock and added some dimension by added distress inks around the corners in Walnut Stain. For the sentiment, I stamped it directly on the kraft cardstock and one of the purple strips.
To finish off this card, I added a couple of embellishments from Trinity Stamps called Midnight Ball that filled up the space on the kraft cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
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Hi everyone! I’ve been eyeing Essential by Ellen’s Leading Ladies stamp sets for years almost but I never pulled the trigger to buy them because I didn’t know which ones to choose. I finally picked out a few and I’m using Hot Mess Lady for today’s cards.
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I stamped images from the Hot Mess Lady stamp set using Fadeout Ink. Then I colored them up using a variety of copic markers. I really just wanted to sit down and color to de-stress. For me, no line coloring is a lot of fun and always a challenge — it helps me clear my mind. Once I finish coloring my items, I ended up fussy cutting the images.
CARD 2: This one pretty much sums up all my plans I had for the year. I’m a planner so I had all these trips planned out and well, life happens. I added 2020 to the calendar. I also needed a trash can for one of my card ideas, so I stamped the one in Gerda Steiner’s Sneaky Raccoons set and only colored the portion I needed. With Fadeout Ink, I don’t need to mask since the ink is so light anyway, which is also what I did with the calendar. For the sentiment, I used Ink Road’s The One with All the Stamps. Anyone know which Friends’ episode this quote is from? I thought it was perfect.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
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